I think Amir Tsarfati illustrates the normal channels very well here. But the Al Qod’s deal, in my opinion, was a transactional deal. Iran can never have a treaty with the SUNNI’s. They always cooperate with a common enemy, if there is no negative effect.
When the wheels are put in motion, they stay in motion. This was planned before the
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My opinion is that this was coordinated and the message is CLEAR “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”
Shia and Sunni coordinated. Iran wanted to make a statement. Attack the Embassy then a base, in a one – two punch. The one thing that was not calculated was that Soleimani would be killed.
Attack on the US base in Kenya is likely retaliatory action by Al Shabab for the US bombings last week on their camps in Somalia. They collaborated with Iranian Al Quds force in terror plots against Israeli and Western targets in Kenya in 2012.
That coordination was likely done via Soleimani or his emissaries / proxies and funded by Iran. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. We all know that when two bullies are fighting over turf and a stranger comes in, then the stranger is attacked to either subdue or control. The question now is, which one will we (The US) be.
from – https://gulfnews.com/world/mena/us-military-base-in-somalia-attacked-by-al-shabab-militants-following-soleimani-killing-1.68815880
US military base in Somalia attacked by Al Shabab militants following Soleimani killing
Kenya has long been worried Iran was trying to cultivate ties with al-Shabab
Nairobi: The al-Shabab extremist group says it has attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya. Kenya’s military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed.
The early Sunday attack comes days after a US air strike killed Iran’s top military commander and Iran vowed retaliation.
Analyst Rashid Abdi in Twitter posts discussing the attack said that Kenyan security services have long been worried that Iran was trying to cultivate ties with al-Shabab.
“Avowedly Wahhabist Al-Shabaab not natural ally of Shia Iran, hostile, even. But if Kenyan claims true, As attack may have been well-timed to signal to Iran it is open for tactical alliances,” he wrote.
A witness reports a plume of black smoke rising above the base and says residents are reporting a car bomb exploded.
The US Africa Command confirms the attack on Camp Simba in Lamu county. An internal Kenyan police report seen by The Associated Press says two fixed-wing aircraft, one US and one Kenyan, were destroyed along with two US helicopters and multiple US vehicles at the Manda Bay military airstrip.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab is based in neighboring Somalia and has launched a number of attacks in Kenya.
Al-Shabab has been the target of a growing number of US air strikes during President Donald Trump’s administration.
An al-Shabab statement Sunday asserted that it had inflicted casualties in the raid on the military base in Manda Bay, near the border with Somalia, and destroyed US military equipment, including aircraft.
“The airstrip is safe,” the Kenyan military statement said.
“Arising from the unsuccessful breach a fire broke out affecting some of the fuel tanks located at the airstrip.”
The attack comes just over a week after an al-Shabab truck bomb in Somalia’s capital killed at least 79 people and US airstrikes killed seven al-Shabab fighters in response.
Last year al-Shabab attacked a US military base inside Somalia. The extremist group has carried out multiple attacks against Kenyan troops in the past in retaliation for Kenya sending troops to Somalia to fight it. Al-Shabab also has attacked civilian targets in Kenya including buses, schools and shopping malls.
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